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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lindy White named president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations

Lindy White, who has more than 20-years experience in healthcare leadership in Northeast TN and Southwest VA, is returning as the president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations. She will serve as CEO of Holston Valley Medical Center and Indian Path Community Hospital, and all outpatient services. ... read more about Lindy White named president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

State experts weigh in on Ballad Health plans

Independent experts throughout the state of Tennessee have begun weighing in on Ballad Health’s proposal to regionalize care for infants. ... read more about State experts weigh in on Ballad Health plans.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation hosts first Night of Hope and Miracles event, benefitting Niswonger Children’s Hospital

The first-ever Night of Hope and Miracles event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. Proceeds will support Niswonger Children’s Hospital, which provides local babies and children with access to lifesaving treatment, care and technology. ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation hosts first Night of Hope and Miracles event, benefitting Niswonger Children’s Hospital .

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tickets for raffle benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital are on sale now

Ballad Health Foundation’s annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Raffle is under way, with tickets on sale through Jan. 19, 2019. It’s your chance to win a new car or cash prizes and support the region’s only children’s hospital. The grand prize is being donated by Champion Chevrolet for the 12th year in a row. ... read more about Tickets for raffle benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital are on sale now.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The reasoning behind planned Ballad Health NICU updates

As part of improvements to enhance pediatric care regionwide, Ballad Health is realigning level III NICU services at Niswonger Children’s. There, high-risk newborns will have access to everything they need in one place and can benefit from the expertise provided at the region’s state-designated perinatal center. ... read more about The reasoning behind planned Ballad Health NICU updates.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ballad Health announces initiative to create regional, comprehensive trauma system, other systemic improvements

Ballad Health leaders announced plans including the creation of a comprehensive regional trauma and emergency care system including pediatric trauma, the addition of Niswonger Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency rooms in Kingsport and Bristol, and strengthening high-acuity care in Kingsport. ... read more about Ballad Health announces initiative to create regional, comprehensive trauma system, other systemic improvements.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Introducing the new Ballad Health Regional Trauma and Emergency System and other improvements

Launching mid-2019, our innovative regional trauma / emergency care system will connect Ballad Health’s 20 hospital ERs and trauma services so patients get the right care in the right place as quickly as possible. Improvements include increasing the level of care at Niswonger Children’s Hospital. ... read more about Introducing the new Ballad Health Regional Trauma and Emergency System and other improvements.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ballad Health holding events for Virginia Medicaid enrollment

Through recent legislation in Virginia, 400,000 more adults will have access to healthcare coverage in 2019. Ballad Health is helping people find out if they qualify for Medicaid, understand their options and apply for coverage during free enrollment events across Southwest Virginia. ... read more about Ballad Health holding events for Virginia Medicaid enrollment.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ballad Health reports first quarter results

Ballad Health announced financial results from its 1st quarter under a combined budget. For the quarter, operating cash flow for the newly merged health system improved to $49.7 million from $45.3 million, a 9.8% increase. Total cash flow improved by 25.2%. Revenue increased by 2%. ... read more about Ballad Health reports first quarter results.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Medicaid health coverage for Virginia adults

New quality, low-cost Medicaid health coverage will be available to up to 400,000 Virginia adults, starting January 1, 2019. This includes many people who work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or other jobs that don’t provide health insurance. ... read more about New Medicaid health coverage for Virginia adults.

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